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Baltimore Ravens fans have a chance to celebrate their first Super Bowl appearance in more than a decade. As their players prepare for their final game of the season against the New York Giants, the rest of the organization will paint the city purple for the first time in nearly two decades.
Jackson will only be in White Marsh, with giveaways and more, but he will also be present at the Ravens' home game against the New York Giants on Sunday, January 28, at M & T Bank Stadium.
The Baltimore Ravens football team has been in mold since Art Model moved the Cleveland Browns from Baltimore to Baltimore. Professional football returned to Baltimore, Maryland, for the first time since the late 1970s, with Joe Flacco's return to the team in 1992.
After a 12-4 victory in the AFC North, the Ravens ended the season with wins over the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns. The Ravens found themselves in a back-and-forth when they faced the New England Patriots in an AFC Championship Game in Foxboro. Baltimore clinched the franchise's second Super Bowl with a victory over the San Francisco 49ers. The following season they defeated the Patriots again, this time 31-20.
The Ravens seemed ready to answer, but after Duron Harmon picked off Joe Flacco in the end zone, the Ravens drove down the field and sealed the game with a touchdown pass to Terrell Suggs.
The rest of the game belonged to Baltimore as their defense forced five turnovers to win the game, and they went 30-7. The Ravens defeated the Houston Texans 31-10 in their first playoff game in franchise history.
The Baltimore Ravens face an unlikely Super Bowl match against the New York Giants in Tampa - and they're on to something. The Ravens travel to Tennessee and Indianapolis next Sunday, and with a possible clash with the Chiefs or Steelers, their postseason could be called the Ravens Revenge Tour.
After a defensive struggle in the first three quarters that ended the game 6-6, the Ravens made it all clear in the fourth quarter when Joe Flacco ran for Dennis Pitta from eight yards. The Ravens won the game 16-6 but had to take 10 unanswered points in overtime and cut Baltimore's lead to 13-10. In Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the hated Pittsburgh Steelers, Joeflacco led them with a 92-yard scoring drive that culminated in a touchdown pass to Torrey Smith with 8 seconds left to give the Baltimore Ravens a 24-20 victory over the Steelers in their final regular-season game.
After winning a playoff spot, the Ravens suffered a 23-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in their final regular-season game. The Ravens built a 21-0 lead in the first half before the Steelers made a late run to close it out and close to $500 with a 21-14 victory.
The Ravens would take early rest after Hurricane Ike damage in Houston forced them to postpone their game against the Texans until the 10th week. The Ravens won their next two games to advance to the Super Bowl showdown with the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game. After the Baltimore Orioles couldn't open the season at home because they refused to reschedule Thursday night's game, the Ravens lost their first regular-season game and the first of their two - games on the road trip to New York in hopes of winning the Super Bowl.
If the season ended today, the Ravens would face AFC North rival Pittsburgh in the AFC Championship Game. The Chiefs may not be their kryptonite, but otherwise they have a good chance of winning the NFC East and earning a Super Bowl spot. It's really tough for a team to do it three times in a season against the same team. In Week 14 at Heinz Field, we'll face a very good Pittsburgh team with a lot of talent and a great quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
The Ravens suffered a 34-14 loss to the San Diego Chargers last week, but their struggles stayed in the West as they fell to 1-6 after the chance of a comeback was ended when Joe Flacco was picked outside the end zone. The Ravens' offensive sputtered to a 24-17 loss in Week 13, when the Ravens suffered their first loss of the season against the New York Jets.
McNair and the Ravens offense continued to struggle against the San Francisco 49ers, but the defense salvaged the victory with a 9-7 victory. The Ravens continue to suffer frustratingly close losses to the New York Jets, New England Patriots and San Diego Chargers before traveling to the West for Super Bowl XLVIII. He had a big game last year in the AFC Championship Game against the New Orleans Saints, but struggled in his first game since his injury against the Denver Broncos.